[CT Birds] hummingbirds

Jonathan Schwartz jonathan at jschwartz.com
Fri Jul 26 08:10:31 EDT 2013


My hummers were very scarce for a while and now are back at the feeders -
with young.  Perhaps yours were on the nest?

Jon

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On Jul 25, 2013 9:47 PM, <ctbirds-request at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

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>    1. OT: birdless water (Marty)
>    2. Long-billed Dowitcher going into basic plumage
>       (charles barnard jr)
>    3. Hummingbirds? (Robley Evans)
>    4. Turkey Vulture Behavoir (Bruce A.)
>    5. August pelagic opportunity (MA) (Nick Bonomo)
>    6. West Brook little blues (cekroth at comcast.net)
>    7. Active Feeder (twomirers at comcast.net)
>    8. Re: Turkey Vulture Behavoir (teustis at killingworthlibrary.org)
>    9. 7/25 Salisbury & Colebrook (Tim Antanaitis)
>   10. Looking for good spots in Middletown (Tim Antanaitis)
>   11. Re: 7/25 Salisbury & Colebrook (David Tripp Jr)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:52:17 -0400
> From: Marty <swanhallm at gmail.com>
> To: Ct Birds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] OT: birdless water
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> Should I be concerned whenever I pass    a 'decent' size body of water and
> not see any birds on or in that body if water?
>
> Example:  Route 6 near the Watertown/Thomaston border a little pass Route
> 262
>
> Marty
> Woodbury
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:02:45 -0400
> From: charles barnard jr <chbarnjr at gmail.com>
> To: "ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Long-billed Dowitcher going into basic plumage
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> In addition to the breeding plumage Long-billed Dowitcher found in Ferry
> Creek, Stratford, by Frank Mantlik and seen by Tina Green as well, there
> was what I believe to have been another Long-billed Dowitcher at the same
> location which was rapidly molting into basic plumage. It is really too
> early for a Short-billed Dowitcher to be this far along in molting towards
> basic plumage and many structural features favored Long-billed Dowitcher.
> My eBird report included a photo and a description. Here is a link to the
> report.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14771385
>
> Charlie Barnard Jr.
> Stratford
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> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:30:31 -0400
> From: Robley Evans <rjeva at conncoll.edu>
> To: Bird List Serve <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Hummingbirds?
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> Should I be concerned that the local hummingbirds have not been here for at
> least two weeks?  South already?  Rob Evans   North Stonington
>
> P.S.  I want to share this: Last week, as the local Cooper's hawk flashed
> over the pond pursued by five or six yelling blackbirds, she suddenly
> turned over in mid-flight and snatched one of her pursuers out of the air.
>  I dislike what happens, but I have to praise her flying skill.  R
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> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:53:13 -0400
> From: "Bruce A." <bka11 at comcast.net>
> To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Turkey Vulture Behavoir
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> Yesterday 7/24/2013 I spotted a turkey vulture perched on a light
> stanchion in Waterford above Route 95 with it?s wings outspread ala a
> cormorant. I saw this twice on the same stanchion in the space of one plus
> hours. Never seen this activity before. Anyone seen this before??
>
> Bruce Anderson
> Ledyard
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> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:48:31 -0400
> From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo at gmail.com>
> To: CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] August pelagic opportunity (MA)
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> Hi folks, see below for a full-day pelagic trip out of Hyannis, MA
> scheduled for August 3rd. These deep water BBC trips are the best pelagic
> trips in the northeast, hands down. There are still some spaces remaining,
> as the sold-out trip from last weekend was postponed due to weather.
>
> Nick
>
> Birders:
>
> We could not get out on July 20 because of bad weather and who knows about
>
> the weather for our trip on Aug. 24,25 so this may be your only chance of
>
> getting out there this year....  On Aug. 3, we will be going to the same
>
> waters and get many of the same birds we expect to see on the August 24
>
> trip. This is a rescheduled trip and we have almost enough people signed up
>
> but we need a few more.  So if you are thinking of joining us, please sign
>
> up now.
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
> DATE:           SATURDAY, Aug. 3, 2013:       2AM - 7PM
>
>
> Hyannis to the Hydrographer Canyon area.
>
>
> Birds expected: 4 or 5 species of Shearwaters (possible Audubon's), Leaches
>
> and Wilson's Storm-petrels, Jaegers  ( ? LONG-TAILED), Gannets, Terns, and
>
> several Marine Animals. We hope to see  BAND-RUMPED STORM PETRELS, BRIDLED
>
> TERN, SKUAS and other rarities. Anything is possible. We will be in the
>
> deeper warmer waters off the coast.
>
>
> Limit: 50 Participants
>
>
> Cost:  $185 -  BBC Members -  $200.00 - non members
>
>
> We have MASTER BIRDERS:  JAMES SMITH, MARK FAHERTY and others who will be
>
> spotting the birds and getting us onto them over the loud speaker system.
>
> We use a variety of chum by the gallons.  Our boat, the Helen H, is a
>
> comfortable, fast, 100 foot fishing boat with a knowledgeable and
>
> enthusiastic Captain and crew. There is a full galley with excellent food
> at
>
> reasonable prices. Parking is free.
>
>
> To reserve a space, send a check for the full amount made out to the
>
> 'BROOKLINE BIRD CLUB AGENT' along with a signed waiver to: Ida Giriunas, 83
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> postal
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> address for confirmation, boarding instructions and further information.
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> For further information, a Waiver Form and to register, contact:
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> Message: 6
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 22:25:19 +0000 (UTC)
> From: cekroth at comcast.net
> To: sightings report <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] West Brook little blues
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> 7/25, West Brook. McKinney Salt Meadow Unit: With Jim Moore, out in the
> marsh we counted
> 11 LITTLE BLUE HERONS. 4 imm., 1 mottled and 6 adults.
> Carl Ekroth
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> Message: 7
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:02:42 -0400
> From: <twomirers at comcast.net>
> To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Active Feeder
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> July 25: among the many birds-mostly recent fledglings-at our feeders were
> 2 birds of special interest:
> 2 N. Cardinal fledglings, one of which is already identifiable as a male.
> It has already acquired red feather tips on its breast. This is very early
> for definitive basic molt, which is given as August to November by Beadle
> and Rising. Bill is still dark. It is certainly well fed-maybe that is a
> factor, though the sunflower seeds it is eating here certainly doesn?t
> provide any carotenoids.
> I am also seeing a female Purple Finch today at the feeder for the first
> time. I have not heard Purple Finches singing here this spring, nor seen
> any this summer, so it was a nice surprise. I thought that it might be a
> fledgling, but a sharply-defined pale supercilium suggests an adult
> (unless, like the cardinal, it has molted extremely early).
>
> Rob Mirer
> Moodus
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> Message: 8
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 23:56:15 +0000
> From: teustis at killingworthlibrary.org
> To: "Bruce A." <bka11 at comcast.net>, ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Turkey Vulture Behavoir
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> Hi, Bruce!
> I've seen this behavior before, in other roosting vultures. According to
> the vulturesociety.homestead.com website: "Turkey Vultures are often seen
> standing in a spread-winged stance. This is called the "horaltic pose." The
> stance may serve multiple functions, including warming the body and drying
> the wings. Research on this pose suggests that turkey vultures spread their
> wings in the mornings, once the sun's intensity reaches a certain level, to
> raise their body temperature (which they lower at night by a few degrees as
> an energy saving mechanism)."
> Didn't know there was a name for it!
> ~ Tammy Eustis, Chester
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce A. [mailto:bka11 at comcast.net]
> Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 04:53 PM
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Turkey Vulture Behavoir
>
> Yesterday 7/24/2013 I spotted a turkey vulture perched on a light
> stanchion in Waterford above Route 95 with it?s wings outspread ala a
> cormorant. I saw this twice on the same stanchion in the space of one plus
> hours. Never seen this activity before. Anyone seen this before??Bruce
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> Message: 9
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:33:03 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Tim Antanaitis <timant123 at yahoo.com>
> To: BIRDS <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] 7/25 Salisbury & Colebrook
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> I missed an incredible number of species in CT during this spring
> migration because it was my busiest time
> ever at work and every day I went out on a weekend the weather did not
> cooperate.? So I decided to try
> to track down a few of these FOY species in NW CT after checking a large
> number of reports from July
> of this year, because I figured they are on territory by July.? Mt. Riga
> Rd and Mt. Washington Rd in
> Salisbury (my first visit) produced my FOY 1 Canada and 10 BT
> Blue?Warblers (yes, I did not have BT
> ?Blue for the year yet).? I checked Colebrook: Durst Rd. (MDC West Branch
> Area), Litchfield County,
> ?Connecticut, US? -- the title from Dave Rosgen's 7/2 (7:15 pm) entry in
> which 10 Magnolia Warblers
> ?were reported.? I was there about the same time today (5 pm, cool,
> overcast), but I saw/heard none.
> ?After crossing over the dam, I walked south?on Hogback Rd (from Durst Rd)
> along the river all the way
> ?to where Hogback meets with Riverton Rd.? Then I retraced my steps all
> the way back to the dam.? 2.8
> ?miles round trip on Hogback. I do know they are rare nesters in NW CT,
> but 0 for 10?
> ?
> Questions:? How could I not have even seen/heard one Magnolia if there
> were 10 here on 7/2?? Do they
> ?not stick around after the nesting season like every other warbler does??
> Perhaps they were not on
> territory on 7/2?? Dave - was I in the right place or did you have a
> permit to walk in the No Public Entry
> ?area?on the other side (west) of the river?? This is driving me crazy.?
> Any answers anyone?
> ?
> Tim Antanaitis
> Middletown
>
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> Message: 10
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 18:46:10 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Tim Antanaitis <timant123 at yahoo.com>
> To: BIRDS <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Looking for good spots in Middletown
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> My last post made me think about how horrible the birding is here in
> Middletown.? I've lived here for 2.5
> ?years and I still haven't found a good songbird spot, and there's not
> much habitat that is accessible.? I hope somebody can tell me something I
> don't know and prove me wrong.? I might just not know the spots like I did
> when I was in Manchester.? Please email me if you know of some good
> songbird/duck/shorebird spots in Middletown.
> ?
> Tim Antanaitis
> Middletown
>
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> Message: 11
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:47:22 -0400
> From: David Tripp Jr <dtrippjr at comcast.net>
> To: Tim Antanaitis <timant123 at yahoo.com>
> Cc: BIRDS <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: Re: [CT Birds] 7/25 Salisbury & Colebrook
> Message-ID: <EF396EDC-E624-4797-B5DD-35AB27ED6E5E at comcast.net>
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> Most of the warblers and "northern" breeders become very silent up this
> way....FYI
>
>
> Dave Tripp
>
>
> On Jul 25, 2013, at 9:33 PM, Tim Antanaitis wrote:
>
> > I missed an incredible number of species in CT during this spring
> migration because it was my busiest time
> > ever at work and every day I went out on a weekend the weather did not
> cooperate.  So I decided to try
> > to track down a few of these FOY species in NW CT after checking a large
> number of reports from July
> > of this year, because I figured they are on territory by July.  Mt. Riga
> Rd and Mt. Washington Rd in
> > Salisbury (my first visit) produced my FOY 1 Canada and 10 BT Blue
> Warblers (yes, I did not have BT
> >  Blue for the year yet).  I checked Colebrook: Durst Rd. (MDC West
> Branch Area), Litchfield County,
> >  Connecticut, US  -- the title from Dave Rosgen's 7/2 (7:15 pm) entry in
> which 10 Magnolia Warblers
> >  were reported.  I was there about the same time today (5 pm, cool,
> overcast), but I saw/heard none.
> >  After crossing over the dam, I walked south on Hogback Rd (from Durst
> Rd) along the river all the way
> >  to where Hogback meets with Riverton Rd.  Then I retraced my steps all
> the way back to the dam.  2.8
> >  miles round trip on Hogback. I do know they are rare nesters in NW CT,
> but 0 for 10?
> >
> > Questions:  How could I not have even seen/heard one Magnolia if there
> were 10 here on 7/2?  Do they
> >  not stick around after the nesting season like every other warbler
> does?  Perhaps they were not on
> > territory on 7/2?  Dave - was I in the right place or did you have a
> permit to walk in the No Public Entry
> >  area on the other side (west) of the river?  This is driving me crazy.
>  Any answers anyone?
> >
> > Tim Antanaitis
> > Middletown
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